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Police chase called off before deadly crash on Edmonton bridge: watchdog

Police chase called off before deadly crash on Edmonton bridge: watchdog

EDMONTON — Alberta's police watchdog is investigating a deadly crash that happened after a police pursuit in Edmonton.
Edmonton turns audit into traffic sign rentals by employee over to police

Edmonton turns audit into traffic sign rentals by employee over to police

EDMONTON — Police are investigating after a City of Edmonton audit found that more than $1 million was allegedly stolen by a municipal worker with a side business in traffic sign rentals.
Edmonton remand inmate tests positive for COVID-19, prisoner transfers halted

Edmonton remand inmate tests positive for COVID-19, prisoner transfers halted

EDMONTON — Alberta health officials say an inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Edmonton Remand Centre. They say the inmate was asymptomatic when he was admitted to the centre June 30.
Unusual circumstances an opportunity for young players wanting to crack the NHL

Unusual circumstances an opportunity for young players wanting to crack the NHL

CALGARY — An extraordinary time in the NHL is opening doors for some professional hockey players. Adam Ruzicka was among 35 players summoned by the Calgary Flames to participate in the resumption of the 2019-20 season.
Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser headed to Fight Island

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser headed to Fight Island

Alberta heavyweight Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser, who won by knockout June 27, is headed back to action as an injury replacement on the UFC's July 25 card in Abu Dhabi.
Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

Alberta conservationist stunned by police surveillance of meeting with minister

A well-known conservationist who met with an Alberta cabinet minister at a diner says he's stunned two police officers did unauthorized surveillance on the informal meeting before one followed his vehicle.

Calgary man charged with murdering brother makes first court appearance by phone

CALGARY — A Calgary man accused of killing his brother has made his first court appearance. Nathaniel Watson, who is 25, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brandon Watson, also 25.
Lethbridge police chief says officers surveilling cabinet minister inexcusable

Lethbridge police chief says officers surveilling cabinet minister inexcusable

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The head of the Lethbridge Police Service in southern Alberta says it's shameful and inexcusable that two officers did unauthorized surveillance on a provincial cabinet minister.
Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

Anti-racism rallies led to few COVID infections in Alberta, total cases growing

EDMONTON — Alberta's top doctor says large anti-racism rallies last month appear to have led to few COVID-19 infections, but she's worried people might be starting to tune out public health messages as cases rise.

Private mobile lab offering blood testing services for COVID-19 antibodies

CALGARY — A Calgary-based private mobile lab company is offering blood testing to detect antibodies associated with COVID-19.